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A private detective is hired to find a missing stripper. A simple job turns complicated when everyone he questions ends up dead.

Director:

Tony Krantz

Writer:

Erik Jendresen

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Banderas ... Ned Cruz
Thomas Kretschmann ... Frizer
William Fichtner ... Poley
Sienna Guillory ... Julie Kestral / Lexie Persimmon
Delroy Lindo ... Skeres
Autumn Reeser ... Fay Neman
James Van Der Beek ... Adam Nova
Sam Elliott ... Simon Kestral
Jimmi Simpson ... Niels Geck
Bill Duke ... Drummer
Rebecca Mader ... Zooey Wigner
Robert Maillet ... Anton 'The Pro' Protopov
Snoop Dogg ... Puss
Robert Ernie Lee Robert Ernie Lee ... Russell
Rachel Handler Rachel Handler ... Minkowski's Stripper
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Storyline

A private detective is hired to find a missing stripper, but the job turns complicated when everyone he questions ends up dead. From the mean streets of Los Angeles to the desolate desert of New Mexico, Cruz must contend with a brutal Russian boxer, three brash LAPD detectives, an aged billionaire looking for the Big Bang, and the billionaire's stunningly gorgeous wife. The solution to the mystery will cost ten lives, net thirty million dollars and just might explain everything.

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The search for the ultimate missing person ends... at the beginning of time. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexual content, nudity, violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 2011 (Bahrain) See more »

Also Known As:

The diamond job See more »

Filming Locations:

Washington, USA See more »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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There are numerous subtle references to physics concepts including: the movie studio is called "Shrodinger's", the café is called "Planck's Constant Café", and the computer password Delta x Delta p is the formula for the Heisenberg Uncertainly Principle. See more »

Goofs

The Thunderbird Antonio is driving in most of the movie has no back seat, just half moon headrests that go into the back deck. In the last scene as they are driving away, the waitress and the gecko/lizard are in a backseat. See more »

Quotes

Detective Poley: [whispering] Bullshit. Bullshit.
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A whole lot of fun if you just pay attention
18 January 2011 | by RefluxSee all my reviews

Some very good acting (especially from Sam Elliot), an unusual script filled with sometimes strangely funny references to cosmological and particle physics, and a jazzy style of direction lead to an inexpensive, yet engaging "private detective" story. Antonio Banderas' Latin, fish-out-of-water accent (the detective) initially seems odd for such an iconic American role, but in short order, it just blends-in with the many other off-center characters and events that populate the film.

It's flaws are irrelevant and understandable considering its limited budget and shooting schedule; it's a refreshing hour and a half of entertaining stuff that smartly never takes itself too seriously.


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